Peter’s Wave House 2024

House Notes – Peter’s Wave House

I’ve spent much of my life living aboard my home built cruising yacht. This lifestyle requires constant attention to the preservation and efficient usage of resources a concept that has carried over to my design and life habits in this new house. Utilising curves inside and out reflecting my love of nature, the house is built of polyfoam blocks on a concrete slab with double glazed pvc frame windows and doors and is fully electric. Heat pump hotwater, heat pump heating, an induction stovetop and an EV are all powered by solar. My monthly energy bill is >$50/month credit.

Sustainability Features

Years Open
2024
ENERGY AND WATER EFFICIENT FEATURES
    • Energy efficiency:
    • Draught proofing
      Efficient lighting
    • Active heating cooling:
    • Heat pump
    • Water heating:
    • Hot water heat pump
    • Water harvesting and saving features:
    • Rainwater storage - Above ground
      Stormwater management
    • Above ground rainwater storage Type:
    • Rainwater tanks
    • Above ground rainwater storage Size
    • 33,000l
    • Energy Efficient Lighting
    • LED lights throughout
      Natural daylight
    • Electric Vehicle Type
    • Hyundai Ioniq electric
    • Window Protection:
    • Eaves
INSULATION SPECIFICATIONS
    • Insulation Type:
    • Under-roof
      Ceiling
      Internal walls
      External walls
      Floor
    • Ceiling Type:
    • Bulk – glass wool
    • Ceiling Rating:
    • R4
    • Under Roof Insulation Type:
    • Insulated panels
    • Under Roof Insulation Rating:
    • R4
    • Internal Walls Insulation Type:
    • Insulated panel system
    • External Walls Type:
    • Insulated panel system
RENEWABLE ENERGY SPECIFICATIONS
    • All-Electric Home?
    • Yes
    • Renewable energy used:
    • Solar PV grid connect
    • Size of PV system:
    • 7.2
    • Average Daily Energy Consumption:
    • 32kwh
COSTS AND COST SAVINGS
    • Total cost of home when constructed:
    • $400,000 in 2017
    • Estimate of annual savings:
    • $5000 pa
HOUSE DESIGN SPECIFICATIONS
    • House Size
    • 150 m2
    • BAL Rating
    • BAL – 29: Increasing levels of ember attack and ignition of debris with a heat flux of up to 29kW/m2
    • Roof
    • Metal (Colorbond)
    • Wall Materials
    • Insulated panels or blocks
    • Window and Door Types
    • Double glazing
      Sliding windows/doors
    • Universal design accessability
    • Universal access
      Wheelchair accessible
    • Universal Design Features
    • 80cm minimum door opening width
      Flush thresholds (no lip) to all external doors
      Hobless showers
      Kitchen bench/table for wheelchairs to access (75-85cm high)
      Lever handles for doors (no knobs)
      Minimum 110cm wide hallways
      No stairs/steps
      Ramps and path gradients must be less than 20:1
      Pocket doors so that cabinet doors are out of the way
      Rocker style light switches
      Shower head on rail for various heights
      Strong fittings like towel rails that can be used as hand rails
      Tapware to be easily accessed from outside the shower
      Window openings easily accessible
    • Number of bedrooms
    • 2
    • Number of bathrooms
    • 2
GARDEN AND WASTE REDUCTION
    • Garden / Outdoors
    • Composting
      Edible garden
      Frog friendly
      Local indigenous plants
      Orchard
      Organic
      Native plants
      Wicking beds
    • Waste Reduction Practices:
    • Compost all food scraps
      Make jams/conserves
      Recycle
      Repair
HEALTHY HOME FEATURES
    • Healthy home features
    • Airtight house design
      Asthma and allergy free certified carpet
      Cabinet design to minimise dust collection
      Cross flow ventilation
Location
Kettering TAS 7155
    • Housing Type:
    • Standalone House
    • Project Type:
    • New Build
    • Builder
    • Myself with local tradespeople
    • Designer
    • Myself

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